The Dark Crystal Reviews

May 2, 2019
Jim Henson and Frank Oz... designed and directed this 1983 film, in which no human actors appear (except as crude long-shot doubles for the animated figures); it's a cute gimmick, but the puppets are so stiff and inexpressive that the film drops dead.
September 21, 2007
A distant, uninvolving experience … characters and emotions, even by the archetypal standards of high fantasy, never come to life, and the overarching mythology seems too self-consciously contrived.
January 8, 2006
Os personagens são bem realizados e animados, mas o roteiro, além de plagiar O Senhor dos Anéis, é burocrático e pouco envolvente.
October 12, 2005
This ersatz Tolkien with puppets looks and plays like ersatz Tolkien with puppets.
October 10, 2005
July 3, 2005
August 30, 2004
The screenplay by David Odell, based on a story by Mr. Henson, is without any narrative drive whatever. It's without charm as well as interest.
June 3, 2004
Comes off as an overblown puppet show.
October 18, 2002
Yeah, the puppets look neat; too bad the story's stupid and the voice-acting sucks.
July 26, 2002